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NCIC Seeks Help in Finding Missing Shield Nickel

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The Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) is asking for help in locating a rare Shield Nickel. The coin has been reported lost or stolen after being shipped via the United States Postal Service (USPS) from Reno, Nevada to Milton, Washington. The last scanning of the package by the Postal Service occurred in Tacoma, Washington. Specifically, the package contained a rare 1874 Double Die Obverse Shield Nickel FS-102. It was graded by PCGS at AU-53 and …

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NGC Identifies Two New Shield Nickel Varieties

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The following is a Press Release from Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) announcing that it has identified two previously unpublished varieties of the Shield Five-Cent coin. The Shield Nickel was produced by the United States Mint from 1866-1883. Collectors of the Shield Five-Cent series from 1866-83 know that the opportunity to find previously unpublished varieties is perhaps greater for these coins than for any other series of US coins. Despite the publication of a fairly extensive …

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Today’s Deal – 1989 Jefferson Nickel 3-Coin Set

1989 Jefferson Nickel 3-Coin Set

Today’s Deal is another “year” set of a coin, the 1989 Jefferson Nickel. This 3-coins set comes with the uncirculated examples from the Denver and Philadelphia Mint as well as a Proof specimen from the San Francisco Mint for just $4.65 (plus $4.95 shipping). Even with the shipping costs included, this price is ideal as it is well below the $11-13 you would have to pay for the coins separately. US Coin News is an …

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Today’s Deal – 1965-1967 Jefferson Nickel 3-Coin Set from Special Mint Sets

1965-1967 Jefferson Nickel 3-Coin Set (SMS)

Today’s Deal is an exceptional price on a great 3-coin set to add to your Jefferson Nickel collection. The set consists of a 1965, 1966, and 1967 Jefferson Nickel from the Special Mint Sets (SMS) that were released in those years by the United States Mint. Each coin, as you would expect, is in brilliant uncirculated condition and is priced at just $6.45 (plus $3.95 shipping). With the Red Book value of each coin being …

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Today’s Deal – A Guide Book of Buffalo and Jefferson Nickels

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Today’s Deal is on the excellent reference book writing by Q. David Bowers, A Guide Book of Buffalo and Jefferson Nickels. This book, written by one of the giants in Numismatics, offers deep insight into the popular nickels of the last century, with exceptional details information. Right now the 2nd edition of this book, the latest edition, is priced at $19.95 on Amazon with free shipping. US Coin News is an affiliate partner with Amazon for Today’s Deals. This …

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